Employment Law

Employment law questions? Ask an employment lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I signed a non compete back in 2012 and was terminate out of…

Customer Question
Hi, I signed a...

Hi, I signed a non compete back in 2012 and was terminate out of the blue and when I asked why they said because I was unhappy. I then signed and took a severance package. I was offered a job from a company that I did not feel was a competitor but before I started work there I wanted to just confirm with the old company that they agreed. They decided to block my taking the job and said they would not compensate me because they terminated me for Gross insubordination. Which is not true and that was the first time in 6 years of working there I have ever heard of tthis. I had stellar reviews. Could I win this in court in Florida?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Florida and the employer I want to work for has their attorney going back and forth with them. I just want to know if they can lie about my termination after the fact. I have my termination letter and nothing in there is about insubordination.

Lawyer's Assistant: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?

Plus they could say all companies have similar producs because they sell industrial and Architectural metals. Where is the line drawn and how?

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No thank you

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Employment Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Employment Law Question
Answered in 7 minutes by:
3/13/2018
Employment Lawyer: P. Simmons, Lawyer replied 2 months ago
P. Simmons
P. Simmons, Lawyer
Category: Employment Law
Satisfied Customers: 36,964
Experience: Employment Law Expert
Verified

Hi, My name is***** am an attorney with over 16 years experience. Hopefully I can help you with your legal question.

Ask Your Own Employment Law Question
Employment Lawyer: P. Simmons, Lawyer replied 2 months ago

I am sorry for this dilemma. But not sure I understand your specific question. Win what case? You want to sue for what reason?

Ask Your Own Employment Law Question
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
defamation of character and blocking me from a job due to a non compete but further more not paying me three months pay as stated in the non compete if they block me from going to work at a company. They are using a paragraph that said the only way they will not pay the three months if they enforce the no compete with a company is if you were let go for cause. So they decided to make it up. I was never told or written up for any insubordination now they are claiming it.
Employment Lawyer: P. Simmons, Lawyer replied 2 months ago

THanks

Defamation of character is defined as a false statement of fact that harms the reputation of the victim.

If someone lied about you and that lie harmed your reputation? You can sue the person who lied for defamation.

Did the company lie about you?

Ask Your Own Employment Law Question
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I was never told I was being insubordinate or ever reprimanded or written up prior to this information that an attorney sent me and the potential employers attorney which I would think is against the law since the attorney they copied represents the future employer and not me.
Employment Lawyer: P. Simmons, Lawyer replied 2 months ago

THank you
If you can prove they lied about you, and the lies harmed your reputation? Then you have a good defamation suit.

As for not paying you for 3 months? IF they are in violation of your employment contract? You can sue to recover the money they owe you

Please let me know if you have more questions. I am happy to help if I can. Otherwise, please rate the answer so I may get credit for my work.

Ask Your Own Employment Law Question
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Kind of vague
Employment Lawyer: P. Simmons, Lawyer replied 2 months ago

You asked if you had a case...I answered that. If you have more questions, please ask

If you want to discuss in detail, I will send the offer for a phone call (I can offer at a nominal additional charge-$5)

Ask Your Own Employment Law Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask P. Simmons Your Own Question
P. Simmons
P. Simmons
P. Simmons, Lawyer
Category: Employment Law
Satisfied Customers: 36,964
36,964 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Employment Law Expert

P. Simmons is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I must thank you all for such a positive and knowledgeable Expert in your Employment Law category. She has provided much relief and answers for me in the midst of dealing with a case. I am totally pleased with her customer service and care.

MildredWashington, DC

Excellent direction from Socrateaser to help me preserve and pursue my rights as a proud American who has become unemployed in this messed-up economic downfall. Thank you

Happy CustomerDenver, CO

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Tina

Tina

Lawyer

8,184 satisfied customers

JD, BBA, recognized by ABA for excellence.

Allen M., Esq.

Allen M., Esq.

Employment Lawyer

12,976 satisfied customers

Employment/Labor Law Litigation

Marsha411JD

Marsha411JD

Lawyer

12,406 satisfied customers

Licensed Attorney with 29 yrs. exp in Employment Law

Infolawyer

Infolawyer

Lawyer

12,335 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping employers and employees.

JB Umphrey

JB Umphrey

Lawyer

6,273 satisfied customers

Assisting employees and employers for over 14 years.

John

John

Employment Lawyer

3,991 satisfied customers

Exclusively practice labor and employment law.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

3,007 satisfied customers

I provide employment and discrimination law advice in my own practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Employment Law Questions
I have a question regarding employment law. I have not
I was on an FMLA leave during that time an investigation into me took place and upon my return from leave I was terminated… read more
Allen M., Esq.
Allen M., Esq.
Employment Lawyer
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
12,976 satisfied customers
Just had a couple of questions regarding employment laws for
just had a couple of questions regarding employment laws for Exempt Full time salaried employee … read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
19,591 satisfied customers
My case is a employment law case. I was terminated on
i was terminated on 8/2/2017 and asking the court for my job back,. … read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
19,591 satisfied customers
I have a question on employment law, particularly during the
i have a question on employment law, particularly during the termination process and two weeks notice policies … read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
32,619 satisfied customers
I wanted to consult with an employment law lawyer to ask
Hi I wanted to consult with an employment law lawyer to ask questions regarding a severance pay package I received yesterday upon termination … read more
Allen M., Esq.
Allen M., Esq.
Employment Lawyer
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
12,976 satisfied customers
Can I be fired for insubordination off the clock for a
Hi!!!! Can I be fired for insubordination off the clock for a confrontation with a supervisor? … read more
Alex Esquire
Alex Esquire
Managing Attorney
Doctoral Degree
153 satisfied customers
I signed a three years employment contract with my employer
Hi, I signed a three years employment contract with my employer after they paid for my schoolingto attain a license.Ive done one year already but i want to resign so i could babysit my newborn full ti… read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
Looking for employment law guidance - regarding an employee
Hi. Looking for employment law guidance - regarding an employee that has gone on disability but we believe is falcifying her condition. … read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
I have an employment law question in California i need legal
I have an employment law question in California i need legal advise … read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
I worked for a public company with an employment contract.
I worked for a public company with an employment contract. The employer stopped paying tax and said I was now a “consultant”. I never changed duty or office space, still had company Amex and privilege… read more
Attorney Wendy
Attorney Wendy
Member
Juris Doctorate
732 satisfied customers
I have signed an employment contract, which says i cant work
I have signed an employment contract, which says i cant work for the client introduced by them for 2 years after I terminate the current contract… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
32,619 satisfied customers
This is an employment contract question. When hiring new
When hiring new employees--a would-be employee signs the contract to begin a new position, but backs out before starting. Can a clause in the contract require that would be employee to pay a fee for backing out of the obligation? The purpose of the fee would be to help the employer quickly find a replacement. In other words, Is it legal to put a penalty or "liquidated damages" clause in an employment contract that states that if after signing the contract the would be employee backs out and does not begin employment as they promised--then the contract requires the employee who reneged to pay the would be EMPLOYER a fee or liquidated damages so that the employer can find another employee to replace the one that did not fulfill the contract. Thank you. … read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
19,591 satisfied customers
Employment law question regarding settlement language -- my
Employment law question regarding settlement language -- my former employer will not sign a mutual non-disparagement - I have full disparagement but they only wants to limit to a few employees - more … read more
Thelawman2
Thelawman2
Doctoral Degree
1,356 satisfied customers
It's a labor question employment law. I'm seeking a lawyer.
well I was denied unemployment - the employer said I was insubordinate. I am trying to create an appeal and I was hoping the attorney would look at what I wrote.… read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
12,335 satisfied customers
I have an employment contract question with my current
Hi Pearl, I have an employment contract question with my current employer. Can I ask you? … read more
ScottyMacEsq
ScottyMacEsq
Doctoral Degree
17,893 satisfied customers
Employment law Constructive dismissal as retaliation for
Employment law Constructive dismissal as retaliation for sexual harassment and FMLA limitations… read more
Olivia Kent
Olivia Kent
Managing Partner
Doctoral Degree
3,263 satisfied customers
I work in Florida on an at-will employment contract.
Hi. I work in Florida on an at-will employment contract … read more
Allen M., Esq.
Allen M., Esq.
Employment Lawyer
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
12,976 satisfied customers
Need advice on employment law/wrongful termination. At will
Need advice on employment law/wrongful termination … read more
ScottyMacEsq
ScottyMacEsq
Doctoral Degree
17,893 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x